Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self.
An approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, based on psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics in now well-known in Western world.This works in transpersonal psychology, the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our understanding of individual development. Each expert therapist focuses on every single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics, then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance.
Illuminating the persons of the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system as its relevance for everyone today..Applying the chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment is of great value.
Chakra (Sanskrit, “wheel”) refers to the ancient Hindu concept of seven vortices of energy located on the spine from the tailbone to the crown of the head. These centers define the physical and spiritual contact points in the human body. In yoga they are bridges to higher consciousness symbolizing the journey from the material world to the divine. Alternative-medicine healers recognize them as a dynamic resource for health.
Famed clairvoyant C. W. Leadbeater was the first to introduce the chakras to the West. With great clarity, he explains what each chakra means regarding our well-being, insight, and personal power, his color illustrations showing the chakras as they actually appear to those who can see them. Anyone can perceive the chakras, he says. We must merely become sensitive to vibrations finer than those to which we normally respond.
The new material by Anodea Judith and Kurt Leland emphasizes its relevance for today.